I've built all kinds of decks to try to counter a Hunter but still fall short...
Any ideas from other Mage players would be appreciated.
08/20/2014 03:04 PMPosted by D00mM4r1n3Try to avoid having more than 1-2 minions on the board at a time if possible, it holds them back from playing UTH. You're going to want some Owls and pay attention to the abilities of the beasts they drop, it's easy to overlook their +DMG beasts and +Charge beasts.
08/22/2014 11:16 AMPosted by mmofun08/20/2014 03:04 PMPosted by D00mM4r1n3Try to avoid having more than 1-2 minions on the board at a time if possible, it holds them back from playing UTH. You're going to want some Owls and pay attention to the abilities of the beasts they drop, it's easy to overlook their +DMG beasts and +Charge beasts.
If you play 1-2 minions he'll overrun the board with his cheap 1-2 drops and by the time you get your aoe it's too late.
If you play more than 2 minions to effectively *try* to trade with his cheap ones he'll murder you through release the c*unts as you have so correctly metioned.
No matter what one does vs hunter is 50-50 and even when playing optimally hunters on current meta and zoolocks thanks to blizzard will dominate over us.
The only viable option is to master and play one yourself and push for legendary that way which most people do hence the huge number of hunters/zoolocks. The only actual counter to such crap is control warrior and sadly I don't have the deck for that else I would control warrior ftw without a second though.
08/22/2014 11:32 AMPosted by Nawasty
If he floods the board with those cheap 1-2 drops, you have to take the risk and hope he didn't get a good hand and the uth combo.
08/25/2014 10:33 PMPosted by StrangepantsUnstable Ghoul is also a strong answer to unleash the hounds. He still gets the card draw, but the dogs won't be able to do much damage.
08/26/2014 05:12 PMPosted by JetereyI've been tracking my progress. I'm having a lot of success against hunters running secrets. I know they have flares but my deck has 6 secrets in it. Counterspell can really hurt them if you can get it up early because it stops their traps and flares. I'm 11 - 4 against the last 15 hunters I've ran into at ranks 4 - 6. Having a hard time w/ Miracle Rogue and Zoo though.
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